BOOK REVIEW: Memsahibs: British Women in Colonial India
By Ipshita Nath. HarperCollins India. Hard cover, 496 pp., U$40
By: Majid Maqbool
Author Ipshita Nath provides a rare and detailed insight into the lives of expatriate women, the wives – ‘memsahibs – of British officials in colonial India. Although they weren’t the direct agents of the Empire, they travelled extensively through the Raj and actively engaged with the Indian landscape and culture.
Ipshita, currently a po…
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